Here are the last of the photos that our photographer, Ken LaValley, took when he came to shoot “portraits” of the cubs.  In these images, he captured the essence of bear cubs in a tree – of course, it is the favorite tree where they play, rest, wrestle, climb, and sleep.  No sleeping this time.

4 cubs in tree

All four cubs in the favorite tree.

cub acrobatics

Cub acrobatics!

cub acrobatics

Cub strength in action.

4 cubs in tree

Acrobatics no more – cub stretches to reach between the branches.

4 cubs in tree

Different poses, but the same tree.

4 cubs in tree

They don’t hold a pose for very long.

Sweet Pea - back view

This is “the end!” Sweet Pea looks back over her shoulder.

If you look back at the photos, you will see that one cub maintains her position at the top of the tree.  That cub is Cee Cee, who is playing “lookout.”  On the other hand, she may be playing “King of the mountain (or tree).”